With sport around the world having been suspended of late due to the coronavirus pandemic, the biggest names from across the globe have had plenty of spare time on their hands.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo topped highest-earning athlete on Instagram chart, he made roughly £1.9m during Covid-19 lockdow.
Juventus and Portugal striker, has 219 million Instagram followers commanded the highest fee at an estimated £470,584 per sponsored post, of which he made four on his page during the lockdown period of March 12 to May 14.
Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi came second in list, earning £1.3m overall from the four sponsored posts he made.
Paris Saint-Germain superstar, Neymar is third in the charts, earning an estimated £1.2m.
Three different footballers additionally made it in the main 10 rundown. They include former England and Manchester United star David Beckham (£405,000), AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic (£184,000) and São Paulo FC’s Dani Alves (£134,000).
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